BONES

Recreational raw bones are excellent for your pets. Chewing provides psychological satisfaction as well as excellent dental health. Every 4 to 5 days, give dogs either raw knuckle bone or raw neck (beef,lamb,veal) bones.

Avoid morrow bones (the hard none form cows legs which have no ‘give’ to them. Cats, if not already getting them for regular meals can enjoy raw chicken necks and chicken wings.

Do NOT feed cooked bones. Unlike raw bones , which are relatively soft, cooked bones are brittle and can splinter into dangerous fragments.

PET TREATS

When buying treats, be sure to reach for those that are derived primarily from meat, poultry or fish sources.

Leave behind those snacks that are high in grain by-products, fillers and preservatives. And, try to divide larger treats into several smaller ones, to keep your dog or cat fit and trim.

CONGESTION IN DOGS

Does your dog seem congested, or appear to have a clogged nose?
This is especially common during winter when there’s a lot of dry heat in the home. If you feel your dog is uncomfortable, let him or her sit in a closed bathroom and run a hot shower.

The steam generated from the shower may help alleviate the congestion. You can also place a vaporizer near your dog’s bed, and add few drops of eucalyptus oil the vaporizer’s water.